The above emoji was my response to Shub's query to Maya and me, "So ladies, April blogging challenge?"
I love this emoji. It is so versatile. I have used it to represent happiness, sadness, anger, frustration, embarrassment and confusion in my conversations. I truly believe from the bottom of my heart that I overuse it. It was therefore, no wonder at all when (an exasperated, perhaps) Maya asked, "So what does that expression mean, Sayesha?"
So I clarified. I clarified what it meant in that particular scenario, I mean.
It meant - "Yikes, you had to bring this up, huh?"
I think that a part of me believed that if we didn't talk about it, it would go away. But another part of me (the more enthu-cutlet one, with all the keedas in her head) was kinda relieved. Why? Because it was out there now. Now we had no choice but to decide. Should we do the April A-Z blogging challenge, or not? A post a day, barring Sundays, for a whole month. That's a lot of pressure. With my new job (it's still mostly from home with a weekly pop into the office, but it involves more responsibilities and longer hours than before), Viv's upcoming annual teerth yatra to Vegas, a TV-free enthu-cutlet kid who only goes to half-day school, and a couple of new hobbies, would it be possible to do it well? Heck, would it be possible to do it at all?
And then I asked myself -- just whom are you kidding, woman? Every year, you ask yourself the same things and every year, you do it. And every year, it makes you so happy. Just. Do. It.
And so I will.